North Cave Wetlands – 20/01/2018

Sunset over the wetlandsA bright afternoon, with thin cloud and sun breaking through in still conditions, temperatures around 4 degrees C. Stonechat Saxicola rubicola was on Dryham Ings Cell C and a Green Woodpecker Picus viridis showed well on the fence between Cell A & B. On Main Lake a Water Rail Rallus aquaticus was showing along the northern shore. The drake Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata was in the far north-east corner of Carp Lake. A Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus passed through from the north. Finally a Roe Deer Capreolus capreolus was in Cell B of Dryham Ings.

Green Woodpecker - Picus viridisGreen Woodpecker – Picus viridis

Robin - Erithacus rubeculaRobin – Erithacus rubecula

House Sparrow - Passer domesticusHouse Sparrow – Passer domesticus

Teal - Anas creccaTeal – Anas crecca

Shelduck - Tadorna tadornaShelduck – Tadorna tadorna

Species list (50)
Birds

Blackbird Turdus merula
Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus
Carrion Crow Corvus corone
Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs
Common Gull Larus canus
Coot Fulica atra
Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
Dunnock Prunella modularis
Gadwall Anas strepera
Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus
Great Tit Parus major
Green Woodpecker Picus viridis
Greenfinch Chloris chloris
Greylag Goose Anser anser
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Jackdaw Corvus monedula
Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
Linnet Linaria cannabina
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus
Magpie Pica pica
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata
Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus
Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Mute Swan Cygnus olor
Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
Pochard Aythya ferina
Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa
Redshank Tringa totanus
Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus
Robin Erithacus rubecula
Rock Dove Columba livia
Rook Corvus frugilegus
Ruff Calidris pugnax
Shelduck Tadorna tadorna
Shoveller Anas clypeata
Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus
Starling Sturnus vulgaris
Stonechat Saxicola rubicola
Teal Anas crecca
Tree Sparrow Passer montanus
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula
Water Rail Rallus aquaticus
Wigeon Anas penelope
Woodpigeon Columba palumbus

Mammals (1)
Roe Deer Capreolus capreolus